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  • Spotify rant demands decisive action against Apple

    2 months ago I just decided to try Apple Music again. I actually like Spotify functionality (e.g. grossfading between songs), UI an other user’s playlists better. 
    But I might just stay with Apple Music, because of the business practices Spotify uses (like trying to blame Apple). 

    By the way, Apple Pay’s almost 3 times the amount Spotify pays to artist for streaming. 
  • iPhone 15 Pro rumored to get Thunderbolt connectivity

    Apple did crappy job implementing TB connections so far.

    The speed between iPad Pro M1 and MBP with TB is only 130 MB/s.
    Physical SSD limitation on iPad Pro is about 500 MB/s (which can be reach with external SSD drive, but not with a direct connection to MBP. Physical limitation of MBP is around 2300 MB/s, which also can be reached with external SSD).

    So even if the iPad Pro has a TB connection the speed it provides is max 500 MB/s. And in a usual use case for me - only 130 MB/s.

    Not excited about TB on iPhone Pro….
  • Apple's ad agency recommends a stop to Twitter campaigns

    M68000 said:
    So,  Apple has a third party AD agency??   I’m missing something - isn’t Apple big enough to be it’s own AD agency???  

  • New iPad Pros arriving in days, new MacBook Pros in November

    tht said:
    Incremental updates are some of the best updates. Too much ADD in the media space, continually looking for something fresh to talk about, and incremental updates are boring. However, they often are the most stable, most reliable type of product, especially when combined with mature software, assuming the new components are more power efficient.

    For iPads, Apple has a lot of catching up to do with the software. It really should be priority number 1 to get iPadOS to be competitive to PC operating systems. Apple should not leave anything off the table. An iPad should be able to do anything a PC can do.

    For this round of hardware, curious that there aren't any rumors of what type of cameras it will have. The iPhone 14 cameras are bigger, which would make for compatibility issues with the existing iPad Pro case ecosystem. The camera bump will be bigger if they have iPhone 14 cameras, with sensor shift stabilization, 48 MP sensors, etc. That means the Magic Keyboard for iPads will be incompatible. So, they won't have camera improvements? Crazy to make a product decision based on accessibility compatibility.

    The iPad Pros should be landscape default devices. Front sensors along the long side. It should have 2 TB4 ports. The Smart Connector should be TB4 protocol. 
    Agree with you on incremental updates. 

    However, two TB4 isn’t something realistic at this point of time. 

    What’s you use case for asking the second TB4 on iPad?

    They can’t get the only one TB4 to work correctly.

    When you connect the iPad Pro M1 with MacBook Pro the highest speed you reach transferring files is only around 130 MB/s. And support doesn’t know about this problem and they can’t help. 
    With external NVME drive the iPad reaches I/O speeds of around 500 MB/s. Still just a fraction of those 40 TB/s for TB3&4. 
    iPad Pro M1 internal SSD Write/read Speed is Limited by about 800 MB/s (I saw this info somewhere as a result of a tear down). 

    Basically the TB4 port isn’t a bottleneck now. 
    It is:
    1. Protocol connecting iPad and MBP
    2. Internal SSD write/read speed of the iPad. 

    So how helpful would the second TB4 be if they don’t fix the problems with it first?

  • iMac could be made from a single glass sheet in the future

    bsimpsen said:
    Fixing the keyboard to the display is ergonomically terrible and makes no sense in a desktop computer. My keyboard is on an adjustable tray, 14 inches below the bottom edge of my iMac display and 11 inches in front of it, tilted backwards 10 degrees. I will purchase no computer that doesn't allow me to replicate this geometry, which eliminated my nearly debilitating RSI pain over 20 years ago.
    Agreed, terrible ergonomics.